This nails it perfectly: It’s the difference between a top-down corporate controlled medium (musically) vs a bottom-up organic medium (Vine).

Today, Vine announced they’ll continue on in some form as “Vine Camera” come January : You’ll still be able to use Vine’s recording features and share them on Twitter and on your Camera Roll. It’s not an awful compromise, although one of the features that people really loved about Vine is the social networking features of it. They’re losing out by not better migrating that.
 
But anyway: I wondered about one of Vine’s alternatives, musically. Musically is similar to Vine: You record videos and share them. People like and comment and can overdub and is similar in a lot of ways, although its main focus is music.
 
But there was something different about musically I just couldn’t put my finger on.
 
One is almost all music, the other stronger with quirky weird comedy, but also allowed for a very large range of creative expression or even news documentation.
 
Yet there was still something else I couldn’t see…
 
This nails it perfectly: It’s the difference between a top-down corporate controlled medium (musically) vs a bottom-up organic medium (Vine).
 
It’s also a difference of black and white. I’m on both services and now that it’s pointed out, I can see it. Everything is “safe” on musically.
http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2016/11/corporate-tastemaking-the-end-of-vine-and-rise-of-musical-ly

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